Safety & Security
Your personal safety is our priority at The Good Samaritan Hospital. One of the most important ways you can help us is by talking. Talk to your doctor, nurse, and other health care workers. Tell them important things about your health. Ask questions. Make decisions about your health by talking with your health care team at The Good Samaritan Hospital.
Click Here for a brochure entitled "Speak Up - Help Prevent Errors in Your Care".
The Security Department is available 24 hours a day and provides protection for all patients, visitors, employees, and property. Security staff will provide escorts to vehicles upon request.
Personal Electronic/Electric Belongings
All electrical devices including radios, electric razors, blow dryers, and curling irons must be checked by the hospital's Biomedical Department before use. Please notify the nursing staff so that the necessary arrangements can be made. This is done to insure the safety and well being of everyone in the hospital. Use of fans, portable heaters, and extension cords are prohibited. The Hospital reserves the right to request that the patient's family remove any electrical device deemed unsafe by design, condition, or regulatory code requirements. Cell phones and devices that use the cell phone network may not be turned on or used in patient care areas. Cell phones and laptop computers are permitted in non-patient care areas.
In accordance with state regulations, fire drills are routinely held within the Hospital. When the announcement "Code Red Drill" is made, you and your visitors are requested to remain inside your room until "All Clear for the Fire Drill" is announced. This training exercise is done for your protection and safety. In the event of an actual fire, please remain in your room and follow instructions provided to you by hospital staff.